New Delhi: In a move to counter Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced to introduce a new offer that will offer customers free data for 12 months if they switch to Airtel’s 4G network.
Any customer, including existing Airtel customers, upgrading to a new 4G handset can also avail this offer.
According reports, the offer will open on January 4, 2017 and will close on February 28, 2017. The offer will be available to Airtel customers across India. Airtel will offer free 3GB/month data for 1 year to new 4G customers.
The offer comes within days of Reliance Jio launching its ‘Happy New Year’ offer.
Under the offer, users will get free 3GB data every month till December 31, 2017 with select Prepaid and Postpaid packs. This free data benefit will be over and above the pack/plan benefits.
For prepaid users, 3GB of free data will be added to their monthly quota of 1GB on a Rs 345 recharge (pack pricing may vary in different circles), making for a total of 4GB of data a month.
The pack will also offer free calls (Local + STD). The first time free 3GB data benefit can be availed through MyAirtel app and data benefits on subsequent recharges will be instant. The pack benefits will be valid for 28 days and can be availed for a maximum of 13 recharges till December 31, 2017.
For Airtel postpaid users, free 3 GB data per month will be available on all MyPlan Infinity Plans. The 3GB data is in addition to regular plan Infinity plan benefits, which already include free voice calling (Local + STD), free SMS and subscriptions to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. Postpaid customers can claim this additional data through their MyAirtel App.